I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. The Airbag warning light is on, and neither the horn nor the cruise control buttons work. Do airbags go bad after a certain amount of time?

tippy33455
Not Active

Asked by tippy33455 May 12, 2007 at 05:00 PM about the 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The warning light comes on when I start the vehicle and I hear a warning "beep". It stays on constantly. The horn doesn't work. And none of the cruise control buttons work. Do airbags need to be replaced after a certain amount of time? Why does it affect EVERYTHING on the steering wheel?

3 Answers

LouB
13,310

Hi tippy. I'm not sure all of the problems are related. Air bags don't typically need to be replaced but they can malfunction or to be more precise they can return a code when the car's system runs diagnostics at start up. And again, while they may be related I'm not certain all of your problems are. A Dodge Service Manager will be able to tell you right away however. Take a ride down with an extra cup of coffee and pick his brain. Good luck!

amathea
15

I know there was a recall on a part, the clockspring I believe that had something to do with the air bags. The recall was back in 2004 but you could look it up.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
vandriver3
10

Clockspring -- it is the way the airbag and cruse controls are connected from the steering wheel to the steering column. It is not hard to change -- you will need a steering wheel puller, a 10mm socket wrench, and a #2 phillips screwdriver. Watch the video on YouTube for instructions. I just changed mine -- 15 to 20 minutes. Disconnect the battery for 5 minutes first, while you get everything ready.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Caravan
Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?
CarGurus has 32,214 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $1,000.
ZIP:

Search Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,140
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 310
#3 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country"
1,135 Great Deals out of 36,787 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Caravan"
52 Great Deals out of 1,693 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Odyssey"
506 Great Deals out of 24,464 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Sienna"
469 Great Deals out of 22,838 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Quest"
104 Great Deals out of 3,112 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Explorer"
994 Great Deals out of 50,415 listings starting at $800
Used Dodge Durango"
396 Great Deals out of 21,760 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford F-150"
2,635 Great Deals out of 168,933 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry"
1,561 Great Deals out of 69,963 listings starting at $1,395

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
274 Great Deals out of 6,667 listings starting at $15,100
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
178 Great Deals out of 2,727 listings starting at $11,000
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
117 Great Deals out of 1,979 listings starting at $8,865
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,013 listings starting at $5,900